List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry

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Chief Minister of Puducherry
Narayanaswamy.jpg
Incumbent
V. Narayanasamy

since 6 June 2016
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Inaugural holder Edouard Goubert
Formation 1 July 1963

The Chief Minister of Puducherry is the chief executive of the south Indian union territory of Puducherry. He is appointed by the President of India[1] and sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. Since 6 June 2016, V. Narayanasamy of the Indian National Congress has been the incumbent Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Chief Ministers of Pondicherry and Puducherry[edit]

Colour key for parties
No Name
Constituency
Term of office Tenure length Party[a] Election Ref
1 Edouard Goubert 1 July 1963 24 August 1964 1 year, 54 days Indian National Congress
2 V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Nettapacom
11 September 1964 9 April 1967 2 years, 228 days 1964 [2]
3 M. O. H. Farook
Karaikal North
9 April 1967 6 March 1968 332 days
(2) V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Nettapacom
6 March 1968 18 September 1968 196 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
18 September 1968 17 March 1969 180 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook
Calapeth
17 March 1969 3 January 1974 4 years, 292 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1969 [4]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
3 January 1974 6 March 1974 62 days N/A
4 Subramanyan Ramaswamy
Karaikal South
6 March 1974 28 March 1974 22 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1974 [5]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
28 March 1974 2 July 1977 3 years, 96 days N/A
(4) Subramanyan Ramaswamy
Karaikal South
2 July 1977 12 November 1978 1 year, 133 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1977 [6]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
12 November 1978 16 January 1980 1 year, 65 days N/A
5 M. D. R. Ramachandran
Mannadipet
16 January 1980 24 June 1983 3 years, 159 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1980 [7]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
24 June 1983 16 March 1985 1 year, 265 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook
Lawspet
16 March 1985 4 March 1990 4 years, 353 days Indian National Congress 1985 [8]
(5) M. D. R. Ramachandran
Mannadipet
8 March 1990 3 March 1991 364 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1990 [9]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
3 March 1991 4 July 1991 123 days N/A
6 V. Vaithilingam
Nettapakkam
4 July 1991 13 May 1996 4 years, 314 days Indian National Congress 1991 [10]
7 R. V. Janakiraman
Nellithope
26 May 1996 21 March 2000 3 years, 313 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1996 [11]
8 P. Shanmugam
22 March 2000 15 May 2001 1 year, 55 days Indian National Congress
24 May 2001 26 October 2001 164 days 2001 [12]
9 N. Rangaswamy
Thattanchavady
27 October 2001 12 May 2006 4 years, 198 days
13 May 2006 4 September 2008 2 years, 115 days 2006 [13]
(6) V. Vaithilingam
Nettapakkam
4 September 2008 16 May 2011 2 years, 252 days
(9) N. Rangaswamy
Kadirkamam
16 May 2011 6 June 2016 5 years, 20 days All India N.R. Congress 2011 [14]
10 V. Narayanasamy 6 June 2016 Incumbent 183 days Indian National Congress 2016

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c d e f When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[3]
References
  1. ^ http://indiankanoon.org/doc/1002680/
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1964, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1974, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1990, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  14. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.

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